(Memphis) Servers at some Memphis restaurants may have been stunned this week when some customers left behind $50 and $100 dollar tips on bills as small as $7.63.
They also found a note letting them know the act of kindness was in memory of David Santucci, a young nurse who was murdered downtown.
“It really made his day to make other people’s day. He was very selfless,” said Drew Fryman.
Drew Fryman and Justin Hurley decided to launch ‘Operation Tucci’ to honor their friend who devoted his life to helping others.
“He became a nurse to help others, he volunteered at the bike shop, he volunteered at a youth hockey program,” said Hurley.
Santucci was shot and killed three weeks ago in a random drive-by shooting on South Main Street.
Mario Patterson and Dondre Johnson were charged with first degree murder in his death and Jerrica Northfleet with being an accessory after the fact.
Fryman and Hurley say instead of just getting mad about what happened, they decided to do some good deeds and are hoping their simple acts of kindness will lead to others.
“If I see one person randomly pay it forward I think my day will be made. Just to spread the word about helping others and making somebody’s day is the kind of act that he would want,” said Hurley.
Hurley and Fryman have set up a Facebook page to document all their acts of kindness.
Their friends have joined in, too and they have already received hundreds of dollars in donations from people who want to fund more acts of kindness.
They are also hoping to set up a scholarship in Stantucci’s name.
For more on ‘Operation Tucci’ click here.